Lodging within Yosemite National Park
During the winter and spring, several ski huts in Yosemite National Park are available for use as lodging by cross-country (nordic) skiers.
- Ostrander Ski Hut (see the Yosemite Conservancy's page and a private editor's page) is located on marked but ungroomed (and possibly unbroken) trails beginning on the Glacier Point Road about 4 miles (6.4km) east of Badger Pass Ski Area. (Glacier Point Road is closed to vehicles at the ski area and is unplowed during the winter and most of the spring.) The total distance from Badger Pass to the hut is about 10 miles (16km). Reservations are handled by the Yosemite Conservancy (formerly the Yosemite Association and the Yosemite Fund).
- Glacier Point Lodge is located at Glacier Point in a building used as a gift shop and snack bar during the summer. Accommodations here are available only to those participating in a Badger Pass Ski Area / Yosemite Mountaineering School-operated tour. Contact Badger Pass Ski Area for information.
- Tuolumne Meadows Ski Hut is a stone building facing the Tioga Road just west of the bridge across the Tuolumne River, at the entrance to the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, approximately 8 miles (13km) west of Tioga Pass. (The Tioga Road is closed to vehicles and unplowed during the winter and most of the spring.) The Hut is operated by Yosemite National Park. It sleeps ten people and is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Parties should always be prepared to camp out in case the hut is full, which happens on occasion, particularly in the spring. During the winter and spring, the Yosemite National Park Web site may have more information about this hut.
A wilderness permit is required for all overnight backcountry use. See Yosemite Wilderness for information about wilderness travel.
The ski huts are located as shown on this map. The location of Badger Pass Ski Area is also shown.